International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Valencia

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


Students will visit the summit of Montjuic for a panoramic view of Spain's most cosmopolitan city. They will see the contrast between ancient and modern as they explore the labyrinthine Barrio Gótico and the Barrio del Borne, visiting the Church of Santa María del Mar ("Cathedral of the... Read More


Gandía is the "heart of the Valencian coast." It is located 40 miles south of Valencia and 70 miles north of Alicante, between the mountains and sea. On the mouth of the Serpis River, it has four kilometers of sand beaches. Students can participate in ISA-organized activities like sailing,... Read More


During this multi-day excursion, we explore Granada, last bastion of the Spanish Muslims and crown jewel of the Catholic Reconquista. Students will visit the Albaicín neighborhood, a uniquely multiethnic community. They will also be given a guided tour of the Alhambra, the Nasrid complex of... Read More

La Albufera

About ten miles southeast of Valencia, La Albufera is one of Spain's most beautiful natural parks. It encompasses about 50,000 acres and has nearly 250 species of birds. Declared a Natural Park in 1986, it is one of Spain's most significant reserves for wildlife and vegetation. Students will go... Read More


During this multi-day program welcome and orientation trip to Madrid, Spain's capital and main commercial hub, students will be introduced to key information about health and safety and equipped with basics of Spanish culture and history through the Bridging Cultures Program. Because Madrid is... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Students will enter Morocco on a ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to explore a land filled with Arabic, African and European influence. The first stop is Fes, the world's only fully-preserved and continuously inhabited medieval city, where students can walk among the bustling bazaars and... Read More


Tarragona is located along the beautiful Costa Dorada in the region of Catalunia. Wander through the cathedral which dates back to the 12th-13th century. While in the city, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Roman ruins of Tarraco which have been designated a World Heritage Site by... Read More


During this single day visit, students become familiar with a city whose role in Spanish history has been decisive since the Roman period, thanks in part to its unique situation as a natural fortress—surrounded on three sides by the River Tagus (Tajo in Spanish). Toledo is also a UNESCO World... Read More